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Yakushiji was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor's sick wife. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism & is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric...More
The night and day view is different . During the night , there are a lot of lanterns lighted up creating a sense of warm atmosphere.
Do bring your camera to take lotsa of picture there .
There are some local food selling at the...More
This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More
I followed the advice in Alan Booth's 'Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan' and found it sound. You can then walk to Toshodaiji temple. Both temples are quiet and peaceful unlike the more famous Todaiji temple where one is assaulted by the crowds and too many...More
things to view are seperated in east, south, north and west.
but still management as the places around is not that big. there is a huge renovation works going on. pls check the time table before you go
I am not sure why we stopped here as the East Pagoda was covered with scaffolding and will be until sometime next year. The West one was beautiful, and the grounds are nice enough. But there are better places to spend your time.
Its East Tower is the three-story pagoda (looks more like a six-story pagoda) and has been preserved since the temple was built in the 7th century. (I'm sorry that this tower is being renovated now, and cannot see it)
In the Main Hall, you can...More
Surrounded by a park with the most friendly roaming deers you will find anywhere. You are encouraged to feed them rice cakes at 150 yen a pack !! But great fun.
The temple is awe inspiring and with the various iconic buddhas
A walk up...More
A nice day trip from Nara is a visit to Horyu-ji, Yakushi-ji and Toshodai-ji. Take the train to JR Horyuji then take the bus to Yakushiji, walk north to Toshodaiji then take the bus back to Nara.
One of the pagodas is currently behind scaffolding...More